Monthly Archives: July 2014

22 07, 2014

AIM Invited to NIST Conference on Quantitative MRI

2014-07-22T20:40:33-04:00July 22nd, 2014|Dr. Attariwala, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

Over July 14-16, AIM's Medical Director Dr. Raj Attariwala was invited to take part in NIST's Workshop on Standards for Quantitative MRI at NIST's headquarters in Boulder, CO. NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), which was founded in 1901, is one of the oldest physical science labs in the United States. NIST supports the research and [...]

16 07, 2014

Supreme Court to hear Public vs. Private Healthcare Trial

2014-07-16T22:46:19-04:00July 16th, 2014|Health and Canada|

B.C.'s Supreme Court will take on the growing concerns of Canadian health care practitioners and patients in a trial beginning September 8 of this year. Dr. Brian Day, a former president of the Canadian Medical Association who currently performs private surgery at Cambie Surgery Centre (which he founded) will challenge existing laws saying doctors cannot [...]

8 07, 2014

Left-Hand Turns Most Dangerous Move on the Road: MRI Study

2014-07-08T21:33:26-04:00July 8th, 2014|Uncategorised|

It's common knowledge that distracted driving causes accidents, but given the summer's increase in pedestrian and bike traffic in the city, it's worth repeating. A Toronto MRI study published in early 2013 called Brain activity during driving with distraction: an immersive fMRI study revealed that left-hand turns use significantly more brain power than any other manoeuvre [...]

3 07, 2014

Life in Deep Space Accelerates Aging Process: MRI Study

2014-07-03T22:20:59-04:00July 3rd, 2014|Health and Canada, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology, Social Media and Health|

Canadian astronaut and online sensation Chris Hadfield piqued the interests of millions of people worldwide when he published breathtaking photos of the planet during his commanding stint aboard the International Space Station. He continued to make headlines upon his return, but for another reason--he lost one per cent of his bone density for each month [...]